Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier Author Edward Glaeser
ISBN-10 0143120549
ISBN-13 9780143120544
Year 2012-01-31
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation yet cities get a bad rap they re dirty poor unhealthy environmentally unfriendly or are they In this revelatory book Edward Glaeser a leading urban economist declares that cities are actually the healthiest greenest and richest in both cultural and economic terms places to live He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind Using intrepid reportage keen analysis and cogent argument Glaeser makes an urgent eloquent case for the city s importance and splendor offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity s greatest creation and our best hope for the future

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